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Old 24-11-2012, 02:18   #91
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Where would you use YardGard -- clothes or surrounding area? I'm up for trying it.
I Googled this when I read it. Like the effects of vitamin B intake, it is purely anecdotal, but some people swear by it. They spray the Listerine undiluted either on skin or on clothes/surroundings.
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Old 24-11-2012, 02:35   #92
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Re: OMG I Am Being Eaten Alive!

We get a lot of mozzies here at night, we just sit outside, put on an electric fan and NO mozzies. If the little buggers cannot fly to you they cannot bite you. Bit hard if you are working i agree, but for just lazing around, the fan works everytime.

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Time to exercise caution SmartMove. There are many hereabouts who are tastebud challenged. It seems that Coops might be one of them.

Tread warily.
First a misogynist, now i am tasteless as well. Not doing real well here with you. First is completely wrong but the second, well, most likely have to be found guilty of that.

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Old 24-11-2012, 03:06   #94
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A quite disgusting substance which looks like concentrated pteradactyl poo and tastes like a cat's bum.
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I did once hear of vegemite being called "skidmarks in a jar"
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Dear Tastebud Challenged , comments like this have flag waving Aussies up in arms defending our icon. Did you expect anything else LOL?

We Aussies LOVE our vegemite. As for thoughts of skid marks, vegemite is no more related to this than is dark chocolate.

To those initiated young, vegemite tastes like heaven in a jar and as the jingle suggests, it can be used for "breakfast, lunch and tea". Its yummy on toast dripping with butter for breakfast, on sangers with cheese for lunch and the best of all is vegemite on crackers with Scotch as a late night snack (no, that wasn't in the advertising, I made that brilliant discovery all on my own ).

All this and mozzie protection as well!

The Aussie expression "Happy little vegemite" means an extremely happy or satisfied person. It came from a line in the jingle Vegemite used to advertise the product in the 1950's.

The only problem is that they get us poor kids addicted to the stuff young and withdrawal pangs are now soooooooo hard to cope with .
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If vegemite is "heaven in a jar" then put me down for hell with a bucket of lard and a sumo wrestler's jockstrap in it. I know what the dreaded vegemite tastes like so i am guessing that the horned one's five star nosh will taste better.

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If vegemite is "heaven in a jar" then put me down for hell with a bucket of lard and a sumo wrestler's jockstrap in it. I know what the dreaded vegemite tastes like so i am guessing that the horned one's five star nosh will taste better.

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This is what you will be missing out on up there :
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Re: OMG I Am Being Eaten Alive!

All very well but if you notice, it stops short of all the good bits.

PS. Hell is "up there"? My bearings seem to be off as well as my taste buds. Who knows where i will end up? All i can hope for is that Barry Manilow is not singing there.

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All i can hope for is that Barry Manilow is not singing there.
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That's bound to be in hell though, so maybe consider acquiring a taste for vegemite so you don't mind heading up to heaven? Maybe use the method for overcoming phobias and start with a minuscule amount (I suggest washing it down with Scotch at your age), then upping the dose slowly each day (may take a few bottles). Take another look at that photo. Heaven really would be a nice place to be .
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(I suggest washing it down with Scotch at your age), .
OI! At my age indeed. Listen, little miss smearworthy lass, i have accquired tastes for all sorts of things in my life(except Barry Manilow) so if you think that by offering me a nubile young wench daubed with evil paste and an offer for me to lick it off of her, i will jump at the chance........
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you are probably right.

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All very well but if you notice, it stops short of all the good bits.
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Geez, some men are in such a rush! Those first smears are just entree LOL.

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OI! At my age indeed. Listen, little miss smearworthy lass, i have accquired tastes for all sorts of things in my life(except Barry Manilow) so if you think that by offering me a nubile young wench daubed with evil paste and an offer for me to lick it off of her, i will jump at the chance............................................ .................................................. ....................................
you are probably right.
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Hmmmmm, may make a true Aussie of you yet .
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Geez, some men are in such a rush! Those first smears are just entree LOL..
Well you see, as you so lovingly phrased it, "at your age", i do not have all that much time left, so i tend to skip entree. Then i cannot make it through to dessert, so i am just a main course type of guy nowadays.

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Citronella candles!!!!!!!
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Well you see, as you so lovingly phrased it, "at your age", i do not have all that much time left, so i tend to skip entree. Then i cannot make it through to dessert, so i am just a main course type of guy nowadays.

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Citronellal smells nice and is the main active ingredient in a number of different "organic" mosquito repellents all over the world. I have not used it as extensively as to be able to vouch for it's effectiveness. Would be most interested to hear if anyone else knows more about that. The substance, in more or less pure form ,was marketed as an environmentally friendly solvent some tens of years ago. A notion that quickly was dispelled when an increasing number of people were rather acutely sensitized to the stuff to the point that they soon reacted even to homeopatic concentrations.

An other repellent that I am somewhat less suspicious about and I positively know works in confined and semi-confined spaces are mosquito spirals, glowing like an incense stick, releasing low concentrations of pyrethrines over the two or three hours one spiral lasts. Actually the active substance is poisonous to most insects and admittedly, though to a lesser degree, even to humans. I believe it is less poisonous than permethrin but we normally take a stroll while the vile vapours work their magic not to inhale too much of the stuff. What the heck! Industrial strength DEET and Jungle Oil are toxicologically pretty questionable too. Jungle Oil is frighteningly similar to the tar fraction left behind in a smoking pipe after long use but seems to be about the only thing keeping gnats away. They that bite instead of stingin' you and arrive in dense black clouds driving cattle so mad from pain that they occasionally even die from heart failure.
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